In a segment with Howard Kurtz on the Martin Bashir attack on the former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee, O'Reilly took a break from attacking Bashir and MSNBC's hate to throw a low blow on Palin (The Right Scoop)
Do you want to be frank, Howard? Sarah Palin won’t do this program. She won’t come on the program because she doesn’t want to mix it up. She just wants to give a speech; nobody gives speeches here. Okay? So she doesn’t come on. We invited her on tonight. You are in her stead. But U don’t begrudge Sarah Palin that. She can come on. If she doesn’t come on, if she does come on, whatever she wants to do okay? Fine.
Hey O'Blowhard, there's one problem as to why Sarah Palin wasn't able to be on your show tonight. She wasn't giving a "speech," she's doing a book signing this evening in Edmond, OK. She's meeting the folks, instead of having you interrupt her every two or three words.
Why should Gov. Palin have to rely on you to defend her when you have to put a knife in her back at the same time. Jerk!